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Garand Group (The)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Reloadron, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. jaxbeach904

    jaxbeach904 Member

    Yeah I bought one from Garand Gear and it works awesome. Its idiot proof and has worked flawlessly so far for both my surp and comm ammo. And I have to say that Eric was more than extremely helpful when I had a problem with checkout.

    AJMBLAZER Well-Known Member

    Good to hear. That puts a Garand back on my list.
  3. Dr. Leaky

    Dr. Leaky Member

    I sold my AR-15 safe queen and am waiting on my .308 CMP Special. Thanks to all who have posted some great info - can't wait for my first Garand.
  4. CaptainGeorgia

    CaptainGeorgia New Member

    I just went to the CMP over the weekend and got a new production barrel and 3 cans of ammo. Question: should a regular, experienced gunsmith be able to do the reaming and headspacing/timing? I've heard, given the proper tools for the job, that rebarreling a Garand isn't much different that any other rifle, generally speaking.
    Any truth to that?
  5. Double Vision

    Double Vision Well-Known Member

    This weekend we stopped at the South Store.
    There were no field or service grades in the racks, mostly specials and UP from there.
    I picked up a .308 and also a nice Special, serial number 777,7XX with 0+. I can't wait to try them out!
  6. jaxbeach904

    jaxbeach904 Member

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  7. SGW42

    SGW42 Well-Known Member

    Ordered a Special grade in .30-06, my order was in the pile they got on 1/2/13.

    Got my DBU and they cashed my check, but still waiting. Didn't notice the tiny print on the form that said a check might delay up to two weeks. Noticed others that ordered Specials around the time that I did with credit cards have their rifles in hand now...kind of a bummer. But I am understanding and patient.
  8. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    I have replaced the barrels on a good number of M1 Garands. The only things of great importance is having the correct receiver wrench and a good barrel vise with the correct bushing for an M1 Garand barrel. You also need the correct tools to properly index the new barrel. You want a smith who is very familiar with the M1 Garand and a smith with the correct tools. Once the new barrel is correctly indexed and it must be correctly indexed, the finishing reaming is done for head space. I like the Clymer pull through reamers for this part in .308 or 30-06 chambers as most new Garand barrels come "short chambered".

  9. CaptainGeorgia

    CaptainGeorgia New Member

    Thats what I was afraid of. The problem is, there doesn't seem to be a gunsmith in the Columbia, SC area who specializes in Garands. I just don't want my little piece of history to become a thing of the past, if it gets damaged in the process. Anyone have any suggestions?
  10. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    When I retire from the "Real Job" in several months I may get back into it but will need another FFL. I still have all my tools from the old gun shop days, just need to find them. :)

    Hopefully another member can suggest a reputable smith. I do see some online but can't attest to how good they are or not. You really want someone who knows what they are doing so as not to get a Bubba job, in which case the rifle will never be right with the new barrel. I am not trying to worry you, rather saying make damn sure you get a smith competent on the M1 Garand.

  11. CaptainGeorgia

    CaptainGeorgia New Member

    Thanks Ron.
    I'm not above travelling a bit to take it to someone who knows M1s...any place in the southeast is a possibility for me.
    Thanks in advance everyone.
  12. Welding Rod

    Welding Rod Well-Known Member

    If you haven't heard, the Springfield Service Grade Specials were announced as sold out yesterday.

    As of yesterday, that was the most desireable M1 CMP offered as a regular in stock item.

    No Collectors, no Corrects, and only HRA SGSs now. Have to wonder how much longer for those too.

    Now is certainly the time to buy if you want a chance at a gun in like new condition at a great price... and too late now it appears for one that was made by Springfield.

    Fortunately for me, I sent my order in for SA SGS serval days ago, so I am pretty stoked about that.
  13. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting the update. The CMP program going back to the DCM days has had a long and glorious history just like the M1 Garand and all the fine rifles and pistols it has made available.

    I also suggest anyone contemplating make the move on what you can get now.


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